Encrypt a Word Document or Excel Workbook with Password-20

Encrypt a Word Document or Excel Workbook with Password

Encrypt a word document or Excel Workbook means protect your document information by setting up the password. This will prevent unauthorized access to your file, such as document, worksheet, slide, etc.

In the existing versions of MS-Office suits, you can’t use the file if you lose the password. If you forget the password, the database password cannot be removed.

To Encrypt Document with Password, do one of the following methods.

  • Open your document, worksheet, or ppt file that contain data.
  • Then go to the File menu to navigate to its options.
  • As long as you click on the File menu, automatically, you will be navigated to file menu options and the command “Info” is in default selection if not, select it.
File Menu in MS-Word
  • Now click on the “Protect Document” icon to expand its drop-down menu.
  • Under the “Protect Document”, click “Encrypt with Password” to open a dialogue box, and then enter the password in the password box for two times and click OK.
  • After setting up your file with a password, save it.  
  • Now your file is fully protected with a password.
  • When you open your file, it asks to enter the password to read and edit.
  • After entering the password, your file will open.
  • If you close and open the file again, again it asks to enter the password to read and edit.
  • To permanently remove the password, again go to the File menu options → Protect Document → Encrypt with Password → then remove the password and save the file.   
Encrypt Word Document or Excel Workbook with Password

Encrypt a word document or Excel Workbook with Password

  • After setting up your file with a password, save it.  
  • Now your file is fully protected with a password.
  • When you open your file, it asks to enter the password to read and edit.
  • After entering the password, your file will open.
  • If you close and open the file again, again it asks to enter the password to read and edit.
  • To permanently remove the password, again go to the File menu options → Protect Document → Encrypt with Password → then remove the password and save the file. 
Encrypt Word Document or Excel Workbook with Setting Password

Encrypt a word document or Excel Workbook with Password

Method-2: Encrypt a word document or Excel Workbook with Password:

  • Press F12 or go to the File menu, and then click on the “save as” to open the save as dialogue box.
  • Then click on the “Tools” to expand its menu. 
  • And then select the “General Options” to open a dialogue box to enter a password for two times (2nd time for confirmation whether it is correct or incorrect), then click ok.

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Encrypt a Word Document or Excel Workbook with Password-20

Encrypt a word document or Excel Workbook means protect your document information by setting up the password. This will prevent unauthorized access to your file, such as document, worksheet, slide, etc.

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